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HeiQ's Anti-Viral Textile Treatment Technology

Updated : 15-Oct-2020

Viroblock

HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is a textile treatment designed to provide textiles with antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is used for antimicrobial & odor control treatments on textiles. The traetment uses a combination of silver antimicrobial technology and vesicle technology rapidly destroy enveloped viruses including coronaviruses. It has previously been tested against coronavirus 229E, another strain of virus in the Coronavirus family.

Company Name

HeiQ

Headquarters

Switzerland

Product Launched in

6/1/2020

Sustainability Benefits

  • HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 has been tested effective 99.99% in 30 minutes against SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 causing virus.

USP

  • Hypoallergenic, provides a self-sanitizing and germ resistant surface for textiles when applied.
  • Suitable for all fiber types, from medical nonwovens (e.g. face masks) to fabrics for clothing and home textiles

End user sector

  • Garment and Apparel Manufacturers
  • Speciality Textile Fibre Manufacturers and Producers
  • Healthcare and Active-wear Industry

How does this work?

HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is a Swiss textile technology that is added to the fabric during the final stage of the textile manufacturing process. It uses the combination of HeiQ’s advanced silver technology and a vesicle technology as a booster. Silver admits silver-ions to inhibit bacteria on the fabric surface. The vesicle technology depletes the viral membrane thus silver can work more efficiently and rapidly to attack the core of the virus. The treated products last up to 30 washes at 60°C.

About the Company

Founded in 2005, HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile technologies on the market. Combining three areas of expertise – scientific research, specialty materials manufacturing and consumer ingredient branding – HeiQ captures the added value to create differentiating and sustainable textile products.

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Stakeholders

  • Textile chemicals professionals
  • Value chain components

    • Petrochemical production

    Product Category

    • Textile chemicals

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